Windows 7 - Not Perfect, but Getting Better

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Windows 7
Not Perfect… But Getting Better.
Is Windows 7 Finally The Answer?
Rick Bernauer
Senior Systems Consultant
CyTek Corporation
816-471-3333
wwww.cytekcorp.com
Windows 7
Fool me once...
Fool me twice…
Vista Crashed & Burned
The Long Road to Windows 7
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Microsoft founded
IBM PC released with DOS
Windows 1.0
Windows 2.0
Windows 3.0
Windows NT 3.1
Anyone remember OS/2?
The Long Road to Windows 7
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Windows
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XP
Vista
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Windows Vista
Was it really all that bad?
Yes and No
Windows Vista
First, the bad news…
User Account Control (UAC = !@$%)
UAC actually means “Unnecessary Annoying Clutter”
Peripheral support (MNOPQRSTUVW)
My Nice Old Printer Quit Responding Since They Updated Vista Windows
Windows Vista
Good Features:
Windows Aero Interface
Searching & Metadata
Windows Flip: Win + Tab
Restore Points / Previous Versions
Windows Sidebar / Gadgets
User Account Control - sometimes
Windows Vista
Bad Reputation – Perhaps deserved
Helped Apple / Linux sales
Kept Windows XP available
Microsoft had to do something
Windows 7
Reliable
Faster
More compatible
It actually works
and…
Hardware/Software caught up with Win7
Windows 7
Features:
Faster Booting
Better performance on Multi-Core PCs
Searching / Libraries
Better User Account Control
Multi-touch support
Device Stage
Backup
File and
System Image
Backup
Options
Libraries
Search Feature
XP Compatibility Mode
Windows 7
Interface:
Taskbar improvements
Thumbnail Previews
Notification Area
Aero Peek Button – far right on Taskbar
Aero Shake & Snap
Sidebar is Gone / Gadgets remain
Windows 7 Versions
Starter
Home
Professional
Enterprise
Ultimate
Windows 7
Windows 7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
Windows Key – “Look No Mouse”
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Spacebar = Aero Peek
Home = Aero Shake
Up = Maximize Window
Down = Minimize Window
Left = Snap to Left Screen
Right = Snap to Right Screen
D = Minimize all Windows (Desktop)
L = Lock computer
E = Windows Explorer
F = Find / Search
Upgrading To Windows 7
Existing PC with WinXP
Stay with Windows XP Professional
(Unless you enjoy technology or pain)
Total Reload of Operating System
Memory / Peripherals
Is your older software compatible?
Upgrading To Windows 7
New PC (Windows XP or Windows 7)
Go with Windows 7
4GB+ memory
Replace your old printer?
Is your older software compatible?
Windows XP Mode
Windows 8 ?
Release in 2012
128-bit?
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